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the public is going to pay for on election day. terry mcsweeney joins us now from oakland with more. terry? >> 15 officers have either quit or retired from the oakland police department since july and the folks here at the police officer's association say the funding is there, replace them. but the city administrator and others are saying why do anything right now until we see what voters do about measure x on the november ballot. you will remember in july '80 officers were let go to close the city's budget problem. 15 are retired since then, two more are leaving next week and it keeps going. measure x would bring dozens of officers on the force by imposing a parcel tax of $360. between now and the election, it is a matter of public and officer safety to put every funded officer on the force even if just for a few weeks. >> if there's money to do this and they're underfunding us and said they were going to fund us a certain amount then bring officers back. if they have to lay them off next year, then we do but we at least have a full staff. they need to do that. >> we want to bring back on
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